|Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage - TED.com|
In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actre
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxAmericanRiviera; TED; Talks; culture; humor; love; relationships; sex; 2011
|Christopher Ryan: Are we designed to be sexual omnivores? - TED.com|
An idea permeates our modern view of relationships: that men and women have always paired off in sexually exclusive relationships. But before the dawn of agriculture, humans may actually have been quite promiscuous. Author Christopher Ryan walks us through the controversial evidence that human beings are sexual omnivores by nature, in hopes that a more nuanced understanding may put an end to discrimination, shame and the kind of unrealistic expectations that kill relationships.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; relationships; sex; TED2013; 2013
|Lakshmi Pratury on letter-writing - TED.com|
Lakshmi Pratury remembers the lost art of letter-writing and shares a series of notes her father wrote to her before he died. Her short but heartfelt talk may inspire you to set pen to paper, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; communication; community; parenting; relationships; short talk; writing; 2007
|Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship - TED.com|
In long-term relationships, we often expect our beloved to be both best friend and erotic partner. But as Esther Perel argues, good and committed sex draws on two conflicting needs: our need for security and our need for surprise. So how do you sustain desire? With wit and eloquence, Perel lets us in on the mystery of erotic intelligen
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; love; relationships; sex; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Laura Trice suggests we all say thank you - TED.com|
In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words "thank you" -- to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; communication; culture; happiness; parenting; relationships; 2008
|Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy - TED.com|
What is jealousy? What drives it, and why do we secretly love it? No study has ever been able to capture its “loneliness, longevity, grim thrill” -- that is, says Parul Sehgal, except for fiction. In an eloquent meditation she scours pages from literature to show how jealousy is not so different from a quest for knowledge.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; culture; literature; love; relationships; sex; writing; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave - TED.com|
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. (Filmed at TEDxRainier.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; love; relationships; violence; women; TEDxRainier; 2012
|iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay - TED.com|
Photographer iO Tillett Wright grew up between genders and sexualities. She's shot 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LBGTQ spectrum and asked many: can they assign a percentage to how gay or straight they are? Most people consider themselves to exist in the grey areas of sexuality, which presents a real problem when it comes to discrimination. Because where do you draw the line? (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; inequality; photography; relationships; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Julia Sweeney has "The Talk" - TED.com|
Despite her best efforts, comedian Julia Sweeney is forced to tell a little white lie when her 8-year-old begins learning about frog reproduction -- and starts to ask some very smart questio
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; comedy; humor; relationships; sex; TED2010; 2010
|Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat - TED.com|
Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love –- and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; antidepressants; cognitive science; culture; evolution; gender; love; psychology; relationships; science; sex; women; 2006
|Helen Fisher studies the brain in love - TED.com|
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; cognitive science; culture; literature; love; poetry; psychology; relationships; science; technology; women; TED2008; 2008
|LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda - TED.com|
In a humorous talk with an urgent message, LZ Granderson points out the absurdity in the idea that there's a "gay lifestyle," much less a "gay agenda." (Filmed at TEDxGrandRapids.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; United States; gender; humor; inequality; love; politics; relationships; sex; social change; tedx; TEDxGrandRapids; 2012